Alps to Adriatic Cycling Holiday
Alps to Adriatic Cycling Holiday

Alps to Adriatic Cycling Holiday

9 days

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Cycle scenic trails through the majestic mountains of Slovenia, Austria, and Italy

Visit three beautiful countries on one amazing bike adventure! The Alps to Adriatic Cycling Holiday focuses on scenic routes that cover long distances without being overly difficult so you can focus on the pristine nature that surrounds you.

Your ride starts in the fairytale town of Lake Bled and continually wows you with breathtaking scenery as you head through the mountains into Austria. Discover the charming alpine towns and serene lakes along your route through the Dolomites to Italy. You’ll ride into the fertile Friuli Venezia Giulia region, where sprawling vineyards cover the rolling green hills. The grand finale to your cycling adventure will be visits to the Italian canal cities of Treviso and Venice. This tour features three amazing countries full of stunning scenery, history, and culture to ensure a cycling holiday you’ll never forget!

Highlights of the Alps to Adriatic Cycling Holiday

See the picturesque city of Lake Bled and ride to Slovenia’s premier mountain resort town, Kranjska Gora.
Cycle quiet back roads and bike paths between the charming alpine towns of the Austrian Dolomites.
Ride through the rolling hills of the Italian wine region of Friuli Venezia Giulia on your way to the Adriatic Coast.
Visit the historic canal cities of Italy with stops in Treviso and Venice.

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From $1,325USD
9 days
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Alps to Adriatic Cycling Holiday

Alps to Adriatic Cycling Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 Your Adventure Starts in Ljubljana

Your tour starts with an orientation meeting in Ljubljana. When you’re ready, you’ll start your ride from the center of the city towards Bled. When you arrive at Lake Bled, expect this beautiful lake town to take your breath away.

Take an evening stroll along the lakeshore to enjoy the view of the picturesque island on the tranquil lake.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Bled
Distance: 5-6 hours, 65km
Meals: None

Day 2 Valley Ride to Kranjska Gora

Enjoy the morning in Bled, and then start your journey into the mountains. Cycle through the Radovna Valley and enjoy the stunning mountain views on your way to Kranjska Gora, a lively alpine town at the foot of the Alps.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Kranjska Gora
Distance: 3-4 hours, 50km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Cycling Towards the Carnic Alps

Today you’ll be riding the quiet roads into Italy. Your route will take you to the pretty hilltop community of Tarvisio. You’ll be riding through lush rolling hills with the rocky Carnic Alps rising in the distance. What a welcome to this gorgeous country!

Tonight you’ll be staying in the historic town of Hermagor nestled in the valley surrounded by majestic mountains.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Hemargor
Distance: 4-6 hours, 57km
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Ride Through the Mountains of Austria

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll start another amazing day of riding through the mountains. You’ll be pedalling along the rolling hills of Austria while breathing the fresh mountain air.

Cycle to Obertilliach where you’ll spend the night in this quintessential Tyrolean town surrounded by the peaks of the Dolomites and the Carnic Alps.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Obertilliach
Distance: 6-7 hours, 68km
Meals: None

Day 5 Cycling in the Italian Alps

You’ll spend today riding through the beautiful mountains of Tyrol. Cross the Italian border and ride to the mountain town of Toblach, taking some time to enjoy the views of the spectacular peaks that surround the town.

Your day ends in scenic Cortina D’Ampezzo, a ski resort town nestled in the heart Italian Alps.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Cortina D’Ampezzo
Distance: 5-6 hours, 67km
Meals: None

Day 6 Bike Paths to Lago di Santa Croce

You have a long distance to cycle today, but it’s on nice, mostly downhill bike paths so you can focus on taking in the views! Your path will lead you to the spectacular alpine lake of Lago di Santa Croce. You’ll spend the night on its shores in Farra D’Alpago so you can admire the reflection of the mountains on the lake's glassy surface.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Farra D’Alpago
Distance: 6-7 hours, 82km
Meals: None

Day 7 Ride to Historic Treviso

After breakfast, you’ll grab your bike and start the ride to Treviso. The route you’ll take is on the quiet back roads through the countryside with only a few short climbs.

When you arrive in Treviso you’ll want to spend some time exploring this medieval city with canals and architecture similar to Venice but without the crowds!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Treviso
Distance: 6-7 hours, 88km
Meals: None

Day 8 Journey to Venice

Enjoy a morning coffee in a charming local café before you begin the final stage of your cycling adventures. Ride through the rolling hills covered in sprawling vineyards as you make your way to Venice. You’ll have the afternoon to explore the famous canals of Venice, and will find your accommodations in nearby Mestre.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Mestre (Venice)
Distance: 4-5 hours, 48km
Meals: None

Day 9 Tour Concludes in Venice

Your tour officially ends in Venice after breakfast. If you’re not ready to say goodbye to Italy you can arrange additional nights in Venice.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: None

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Alps to Adriatic Cycling Holiday Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour of Slovenia, Austria, and Italy is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on whether you’re a single traveller or a group.

The best time to travel to Europe for this tour is between June and September when the weather is warm and pleasant. Please note that you can add luggage transfers to your package for an additional $625 USD (per group) supplement.

Private Guided Self-Guided Alps to Adriatic Cycling Holiday

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Self-guided groups of 2+: $1,325 USD
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Accommodation on the Alps to Adriatic Cycling Holiday

This tour is based in hotels. You’ll enjoy the comforts of a small 3-star hotel in the beautiful towns along your bike route. You can choose to upgrade to 4-star accommodations at the time of booking.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $220 USD to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hotel in Bled

This iconic town is a must-visit for anyone travelling to Slovenia. Lake Bled has a stunning castle built on a lush island. Get your camera out!

Night 2

Hotel in Kranjska Gora

Enjoy the night in a comfortable room at a 3-star hotel in a convenient location.

Night 3

Hotel in Hermagor

This small village tucked in a valley invites you for a comfortable and charming stay. Visit nearby Lake Pressegger or hike a nearby trail. It’s a mountain and lake paradise!

Night 4

Hotel in Obertilliach

You’ll enjoy warm hospitality and local charm at your 3-star hotel accommodations.

Night 5

Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Known as the Pearl of the Dolomites, enjoy a night in this town in the centre of it all. Nearby attractions include the Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks) and other great massifs.

Night 6

Hotel in Farra D’Alpago

You’ll enjoy warm hospitality and local charm at your 3-star hotel accommodations.

Night 7

Hotel in Treviso

An underrated beauty, Treviso consists of iconic canals, arched bridges, and stunning old buildings. Often called “the little Venice,” this is a gateway to the real thing.

Night 8

Hotel in Mestre

You’ll enjoy warm hospitality and local charm at your 3-star hotel accommodations.

What’s Included in the Alps to Adriatic Cycling Holiday?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Ljubljana and after the tour in Mestre or Venice are not included but can be added as a supplement. You can upgrade your hotel to 4-star accommodations for the duration of the tour for 250 EUR per person.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport between the airport and the first and final hotel is not included. Your main luggage will be transported between Ljubljana and Venice, but you’ll be carrying the gear you need for your trip on your bike. If you prefer to have your luggage transported between each of the hotels you can add this service for 240 EUR per person (or up to 500 EUR per group).

Also Included

  • Introductory meeting in Ljubljana Day 1
  • Self-guiding booklet with detailed itinerary, route guide, accommodation vouchers, and transfer vouchers
  • Maps with marked routes
  • GPS routes/ tracks
  • Bike rental (Trek Hybrid with 2 side panniers, helmet, lock, pump, spare tire tube, and repair kit)
  • Partial luggage transport from Ljubljana to Venice
  • 24/7 support services
  • Tourist tax and VAT

Not included

  • Flights
  • Guide services
  • Visas if required
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal Expenses
  • Park entrance fees

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Upgrade to E-bike rental (Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0): $50 USD per day
  • Luggage transfer between each hotel throughout the tour ($295 USD per person or up to $625 USD per group)
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequently Asked Questions about Alps to Adriatic Cycling Holiday

Life Adventures has been running unique adventure tours in Slovenia and Croatia since 1998.
With a young, energetic team behind the scenes, Life Adventures creates unforgettable
journeys for all kinds of travellers. They began with the simple desire to show the beauty of
Slovenia and Croatia to everyone, and now, they’ve offered amazing adventure tours to
countless travellers.

Stand in the sunshine in the Alps, hike through emerald green valleys, or paddle down rushing
rivers. However you want to explore, Life Adventures has the expertise needed to run an
engaging, hassle-free holiday that you’ll never forget!

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. The rides on this tour are moderately difficult. The paths themselves are on comfortable cycling routes or quiet roads and are generally easy with short climbs. However, some days are long and are up to 80km in length. You should be reasonably fit and have some cycling experience to get the most out of this tour.

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